Archive for the ‘Color & Texture’ Category
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Angel Drops the F-Bomb

In the Spring of 2016, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts sent out a call for entries for a gallery exhibition of horror-themed art called It’s Alive. The show celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein through artist reinterpretations of the classic. "As a kid, I grew up reading horror novels classics like Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft ...

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Rags to Riches: Shotwell Paper Mill & Press

Rags to Riches: On a discreet alley in the San Francisco, Shotwell Press is an unusual hands-on studio in San Francisco that makes paper from recycled materials and prints beautiful custom designs. Rebecca Huvall visited them last year. This is her image rich story.

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2016: Never Forget

No matter whether you regard 2016 as filled with good or bad, richness or dearth, the past informs the future. Keep that in mind. On the subject keeping things in mind, what's in your inbox and mailbox today? The seasonal deluge of original, hackneyed, beautiful, ugly, witty, and witless greeting cards, e-cards, mail-order catalogs, and promos is an annual rite. ...

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Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You

The Design Collection: 100+ Luxury Papers, Four Distinct Sections, One Mesmerizing Swatchbook   The minute you open this book and get a good look at the immense collection of luscious colors and textures within, you’ll say to yourself, “Yep, this is one big ‘Look Book.'” The latest swatchbook from The Design Collection offers over ...

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Set Me Free

Hollier and Tang had a better idea. Instead of developing a new app or piece of equipment, they invented The Light Phone, "your phone away from phone,” a credit card-scale, lightweight device that helps you manage your mobile phone's data and avoid the frazzle of all those bongs, chimes, dings and bad vibrations. Mama's Sauce, a craft printer in Orlando, ...

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Beyond Your Wildest (Digital) Dreams

Innovations in digital print technology are expanding the horizons of design and print. The notion that digital printing is limited is far from the truth. Investigate the latest Neenah Digital Papers swatchbook and you will see for yourself. The quality and variety will take your breath away.

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Wink. Thyme. Scentsational.

Ahead of Their Times Thymes is 30.  Goldleaf is 25. The Wink Package Design is Brand Spanking New. For nearly three decades, Thymes has applied artisan craftsmanship to enriching the quality of daily experience through naturally-derived scents. Its fragrances are composed at its on-site fragrance studio, where perfumers blend nature, art, and science to ...

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A Bearded Lady and a Hoarsefly Walk Into a Bar …

If you’re lucky enough to attend Design Ranch in Austin this year, Abi Daniel will be teaching a workshop on her woodburning technique in which she infuses burned linework on wood with watercolor washes, as she did in the piece above. “It’s a pretty fun method, and the imperfections that happen along the way, add an unexpected dimension,” she says. What ...

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Sensational: Design Collection 2.0 Sampler

Sensational new color and texture options. Check out The Design Collection 2.0 Sampler. Now available.

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When Past Meets Present the Future is Brighter

Dream the Impossible Dream: Craig Welsh Restores a Masterpiece A Nearly Forgotten Font, Euclid, Is Resurrected Through a Nearly Lost Art Form: Wood Type. Though Alvin Lustig left this earth more than 60 years ago, his modern design influence has left an indelible mark in design history. It’s hard to believe that he died so young, at age 40—when […] ...

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